NEW YORK, NY, August 31, 2004 - Droplets, Inc. can now demonstrate compatibility of its Droplets platform with IBM’s Lotus Workplace product suite. Lotus Workplace (LWP) supports both browsers and rich clients. To browser users, Lotus Workplace appears as a portal that gives them access to applications and downloadable applets for working with them. The Lotus Workplace environment is built on WebSphere Application Server, an SQL datastore, HTTP server, LDAP, and WebSphere Portal.
The addition of the Droplet’s platform allows Lotus Workplace programmers to work outside a browser environment with a thin client model. Droplets provides programmers with a framework for creating rich thin client applications that feature the full GUI capabilities of fat client software, directly from the desktop or in a Web browser, while maintaining all application code securely on the server. Programmers create Droplets
applications using the Droplets SDK in Java or C++. ”IBM has provided excellent support in helping Droplets integrate within Lotus Workplace and we are excited about this relationship”, said Vinodh Gunasekera, Director of Operations at Droplets.
The Droplets technology enables software developers to create network applications that have the rich interaction and usability of native desktop software combined with the administrative ease, universal accessibility, and high security of server-based Web applications. Droplets applications use only approximately 10% of the network bandwidth of typical Web applications, thereby lowering enterprise costs and dramatically improving the responsiveness of applications for dial-up users and mobile wireless users. Droplets applications are cross-platform and can be accessed within Web pages or directly from PC desktops or mobile devices. The Droplets technology is able to offer these advantages because it leaves 100% of the application program code on the server and interacts with the user through generic rich-thin client software that then interacts with the desktop operating system or the Web browser. This server-based architecture also affords Droplets applications military-grade security. Droplets applications can be written in standard Java and C++.
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Droplets, Inc. is a privately held software company with offices in Dallas, Texas and New York City. Droplets' rich-thin client software is protected by U.S. patent 6,687,745 and has been licensed by Global 1000 enterprises, U.S. armed services, ISVs, and ASPs.
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